The Approaching Autumn Equinox and Astrological Moons

The Approaching Autumn Equinox and Astrological Moons

Molly Minadeo, Astrology Reporter

Autumn Equinox Intro:

The Autumn Equinox date falls on Wednesday, September 22. This means that autumn is approaching! This is the astronomical day when fall begins in the northern hemisphere and spring begins in the southern hemisphere.

What is The Autumn Equinox?

The word “equinox” comes from the latin meaning “equal,” and nox, “night.” During this period the Sun crosses the “celestial equator” which is an imaginary extension of Earth’s equator line into space. After this equinox the sun begins to rise later and the sun begins to set earlier. This Autumn Equinox also brings temperature changes. The temperatures will begin to get colder as well. Also, the leaves begin to change color because of the amount of sunlight and photosynthesis. The Autumn Equinox is an important date that marks changes around the world.

Astrological Moon – Harvest Moon

Along with the Equinox, there is a harvest moon! The Harvest Moon is one of only two Moon names that are astronomical terms and aren’t tied to one specific month. This will take place just two days before Equinox, on September 20, 2021. This full Moon rises at nearly the same time around sunset for several evenings in a row.